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This Week in Women's Tennis

2014 Schedule
Jan. 24 Drake L, 4-3
Feb. 1 Eastern Michigan
W, 5-2
Feb. 7 Bowling Green
W, 7-0
Feb. 8 Marquette L, 4-3
Feb. 13 Akron W, 7-0
Feb. 15 Utah State
W, 6-1
Feb. 27 at UTEP W, 5-2
Feb. 28 at No. 66 Tulane L, 5-2
March 7 Illinois State W, 7-0
March 8 at Miami (OH) L, 5-2
March 13 at Minnesota* L, 4-3
March 21 at No. 44 Michigan State* 11:00 a.m.
March 22 at No. 13 Michigan* 10:00 a.m.
March 28 at No. 47 Maryland* 11:00 a.m.
March 29 at Rutgers* 9:00 a.m.
April 3 Nebraska* 5:00 p.m.
April 5 Iowa* 12:00 p.m.
April 10 Illinois* 5:00 p.m.
April 12 No. 33 Northwestern* 10:00 a.m.
April 17 No. 24 Indiana* 3:00 p.m.
April 19 at No. 21 Purdue 11:00 a.m.
April 23 Big Ten Championships All Day
*B1G match
BOLD indicates home match

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2014 Roster
Maria Avgerinos 5-7 SO
Lauren Burich 5-9 JR
Lauren Chypyha 5-11 JR
Kelsey Grambeau 5-6 FR
Sydney Rider 5-8 SO
Ekaterina Stepanova 5-10 FR
Anastasia Tripolskaya 5-4 JR
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Wisconsin takes on No. 13 Michigan and No. 44 Michigan State
The Badgers match up against the Spartans Saturday--Wolverines on Sunday

The Badgers take to the road once again this weekend to continue by in conference play by taking on a pair of ranked opponents.

On Saturday at 11 a.m. Wisconsin will play No. 44 Michigan State, followed by the match against No. 13 Michigan on Sunday at 10 a.m.

The Badgers have started the season strong, going 42-22 so far in singles matches, led by Lauren Chypyha and Lauren Burich. Chypyha is 10-1 playing the No. 1 singles spot for the Badgers, while Burich's record sits at 9-2, playing the No. 3, 4 and 5 flights.

Follow along here at UWBadgers.com for updated scores and stories after each match.

Last Weekend
The Badgers stumbled in their first Big Ten conference matchup of the year, falling to No. 59 Minnesota, 4-3. The Border Battle lived up to its billing as the final double point and three of the final four singles points went the distance and were decided by a tiebreak. The Badgers took three of those tiebreaks, but it wasn't enough to overcome the 59th ranked Gophers.

Chypyha Reaches the Century Mark
With her and Maria Avgerinos' doubles victory over Miami (OH)'s Christine Guerrazzi and Nelli Ponomareva, Lauren Chypyha reached her 100th career college victory. Following Chypyha's win over No. 59 Minnesota's top player in Tereza Brichacova, Chypyha is now 60-31 in singles play. When combined with her 41 doubles wins, that gives her 101 total wins in her collegiate career.

This Past Fall
Led by junior Lauren Chypyha, an invitee to the ITA All-American Championships, the Wisconsin women's tennis team tallied a 45-32 overall singles record this fall.

Autumn singles standouts included Chypyha herself going 9-4 in singles play, who finished the fall slate with a 3-0 record against Big Ten opponents, not including her Bulldog Tennis Classic match victory over her impressive freshman teammate Kelsey Grambeau. Sydney Rider also was impressive in singles play, posting a 10-4 overall record, 3-1 against conference foes.

With three newcomers including freshmen Kelsey Grambeau and Ekaterina Stepanova joining transfer Maria Avgerinos, the UW women's tennis team quickly came together to post an impressive doubles record of 26-16 over the course of the fall season.

A Year Ago...

The Wisconsin women's tennis team wrapped up the 2013-14 season in the opening round of the 2014 Big Ten Women's Tennis Tournament in Evanston, Ill. The Badgers finished the season with a 7-13 record including a 2-10 mark in Big Ten play. Despite its youth, the team showed signs of future success under first-year head coach Tina Samara.

Individual Highlights
UW was faced with its first obstacle of the season after losing three players, including Pernilla Wholstrom was lost for the season with a back injury, leaving the Badgers with only five healthy players. The Badgers also welcomed a familiar face back to the team, senior Becca Bailey, who had been a walk-on her freshman year.

As a sophomore, Lauren Chypyha stepped up to lead the team in No. 1 singles and worked her way up from No. 2 doubles to No. 1 doubles. Chypyha held an impressive 13-0 streak in the regular season including two ranked wins. She ended the season leading the team with a 15-5 record and 6-5 mark in Big Ten. For her efforts, Chypyha was also named a first-team All-Big Ten honoree.

Anastasia Tripolskaya also made huge strides, working her way up from No. 3 singles to No. 2 singles and played No. 2 doubles. Tripolskaya also led the team with a 15-5 record and a tea-best of seven conference wins. Aside from claiming the most noteworthy win of the season by defeating a top 20 player, Tripolskaya was awarded the Sportsmanship Award for her sportsmanship and ethical behavior both on and off the court.

Lauren Burich also elevated her game in 2013-14, bringing consistent performances to the top of the singles lineup. She played No. 2 singles and No. 3 singles this season, along with No. 1 doubles. Her season was highlighted with a win over Izabella Zgierska of Nebraska. Burich claimed the first set, 6-4, and rallied back from a second set loss of 6-0 to win the third set, 6-4.

Coming back from a knee injury last year, Nova Patel moved up from No. 5 singles to No. 4 singles. She finished the season with a 12-6 record and tied Chypyha with six conference wins. Patel and Tripolskaya held the best doubles record with six wins, as the duo primarily competed at No. 2 doubles.

Sydney Rider and Becca Bailey rounded out the bottom of UW's singles lineup. Competing predominantly at No. 5 singles, Rider held her own as the only freshman on the team. Although she did not have the best spring season, her best moments came in the fall where she won five matches. Bailey stepped in for the Badgers at the No. 6 singles spot where she was able to claim a pair of conference wins including a shutout against Penn State's Lisa Petruzillo.

Signature Wins
The Badgers managed seven wins this season, and none was bigger than a 4-3 home upset of No. 65 Iowa on March 23. Chypyha knocked-off the 88th-ranked Ruth Seaborne at No. 1 and both Tripolskaya and Bailey had three-set clinchers at No. 3 and No. 6 singles, respectively, to win the match.

Not only did Chypyha knock-off Seaborne, she also earned a win over 89th-ranked Rebecca Shine of Lousiville. The only other Badger to claim a ranked win was Tripolskaya, who defeated 20th-ranked Ronit Yurovsky. After dropping the first set, 6-0, she rallied back for an impressive second set win of 7-5 and won the third set, 1-0.

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